Question about "configuring the network script" in chapter7

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Sat Jul 17 17:23:31 PDT 2004


> On Saturday 17 July 2004 17:23, noname wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have not network card in my LFS Pc yet, but i want to put one in
>> later.
>> So my question is:
>> In Chapter 7 in the sektion about configuring network scripts,
>> the first sentence is that i have to remove all network links in the
>> "/etc/rc.d/rc*.d".
>> My question is:
>> Shoult i not remove these links and create the following scipts, even if
>> my
>> network card is not in my pc yet ?
>> Or, should i remove these links, and skip the creating of network
>> scripts
>> in this sektion,
>> and later if i have the network card in the pc recreate the network
>> links
>> and create the scripts ?
>
> Hi,
>
> as long as you don't have the network scripts in /etc/rc.d/rc?.d, network
> will
> not be activated at boot time (to be more specific, when changing to a
> runlevel of which the corresponding rc dir does not contain the symlink).
> Other than that, you can have all the info in place (IP's, gateways,
> whatever). When you install your card (that is, when you bring up an
> interface that has a corresponding section in your network scripts), just
> symlink the thing in your favorite runlevel.
>
> To sum up, it doesn't hurt to have the info in place beforehand, as long
> as
> you do not run the network script with a NIC missing (i think it won't
> hurt
> if you do though, you should just get a message of unknown device)
>
> Also, the FAQ:
>
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/faq.html#eth0-unknown-interface
>
> is of some relevance.
>
> Hope that helps...(and is correct)

if there are no ifconfig.* files in /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/, then
nothing will happen.

if you want to cleanup your system, by removing scripts that have no use
to you, simply type in

rm /etc/rc.d/rc*.d/*network.



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